Sorsogona prionota (Sauvage, 1873)
Halfspined flathead
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Platycephalidae (Flatheads)
Max. size:  22 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 1 - 100 m
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean in Delagoa Bay to Karachi and through Red Sea to the eastern Mediterranean
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 9-9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-12; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 12-13. Brownish in color, with 4-5 bands crossing back; spiny dorsal dusky brown, other fins dark spotted; under opercle flap dark purple with light lines (Ref. 4315).
Biology:  Benthic on sand and mud (Ref. 68964).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 20 June 2017 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 21.04.93
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 07.01.16
Checked by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 15.05.06

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